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Indiana State Department of Health

Maternal & Child Health (MCH) > Statistics by County > MCH County Wide Statistics - St.Joseph MCH County Wide Statistics - St.Joseph

Description 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Mortality              
# Fetal Deaths (FD) 23 24 36 26 26 33 39
# Neonatal Deaths (ND) 20 17 19 17 28 26 21
# Perinatal Deaths (PD) 43 41 55 43 54 59 60
# Post Neonatal Deaths (PND) 7 6 11 13 11 16 15
# Infant Deaths 27 23 30 30 39 42 36
Natality              
# Pregnancies 4,318 4,190 4,112 4,241 4,238 4,503 4,236
# Live Births 3,856 3,750 3,706 3,843 3,827 4,013 3,762
# Unmarried Mothers(UM) 1,545 1,552 1,498 1,622 1,698 1,778 1,793
# Smoked During Pregnancy* 583 564 498 508 488 520 592
% Smoked During Pregnancy* 15.1 15.0 13.4 13.2 12.2 13.0 15.7
# Teen Pregnancies (age 15-19) 544 505 474 503 518 556 555
# Low Birthweight (less than 2500 grams) 271 295 305 307 325 346 315
    County Percent 7.0 7.9 8.2 8.0 8.5 8.6 8.4
    State Percent 7.6 7.6 7.9 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.5
# Preterm Births 295 320 330 400 379 417 345
    County Percent 7.7 8.5 8.9 10.4 9.9 10.4 8.4
    State Percent 9.1 9.4 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.3 10.8
Health Care Risk              
# Began PNC in 1st Trimester* 3,066 2,830 2,644 2,788 2,709 2,774 2,418
% Began PNC in 1st Trimester* 79.4 75.5 71.3 72.5 70.8 69.1 64.3
Notes:
Preterm = Less than 37 weeks gestation; PNC = Prenatal care

Source: Indiana State Department of Health, HHOSC, Maternal and Child Health, Children’s Special Health Care Services. Original data from: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Data Analysis Team.

*Because of birth certificate revisions, 2007 data on prenatal care and tobacco use are not strictly comparable with data from prior years. Please see the Preface in the 2007 Indiana Natality Report for more detailed information.